Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left Hand Page:  
APRIL 1916
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3 MON. 

Guide from village to

trenches - Germans bombard

us heavily - Relieved at

night by South Wales Borderers

Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


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4 TUES.

6 mile march - arrived

at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


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5 WED.

C-O's Parade 11 o clock

Ration Fatigue


 Right Hand Page: 

APRIL 1916

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6 THUR.

Starting Bombing

Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


Heavy Bombardment by our 

Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"

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7 FRI.

On Course - practicing

throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

Lecture & time off for

washing - Some leave for home -

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8 SAT.

Very Cold

Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

afternoon gramophone concert in

our hut -

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 Left Hand Page:  
APRIL 1916
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3 MON. 

Guide from village to

trenches - Germans bombard

us heavily - Relieved at

night by South Wales Borderers

Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

4 TUES.

6 mile march - arrived

at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5 WED.

C-O's Parade 11 o clock

Ration Fatigue


 Right Hand Page: 

APRIL 1916

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6 THUR.

Starting Bombing

Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


Heavy Bombardment by our 

Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7 FRI.

On Course - practicing

throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

Lecture & time off for

washing - Some leave for home -

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8 SAT.

Very Cold

Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

afternoon gramophone concert in

our hut -


Transcription history
  • February 15, 2018 23:49:48 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village to

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parade 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.

    Starting Bombing

    Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


    Heavy Bombardment by our 

    Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7 FRI.

    On Course - practicing

    throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

    Lecture & time off for

    washing - Some leave for home -

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.

    Very Cold

    Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

    Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

    afternoon gramophone concert in

    our hut -

  • February 15, 2018 23:48:54 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village to

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parade 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.

    Starting Bombing

    Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


    Heavy Bombardment by our 

    Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7 FRI.

    On Course - practicing

    throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

    Lecture & time off for

    washing - Some leave for home -

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.

    Very Cold

    Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

    Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

    afternoon gramophone concert in

    our hut -


  • January 28, 2018 23:16:10 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village to

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parade 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.

    Starting Bombing

    Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


    Heavy Bombardment by our 

    Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7 FRI.

    On Course - practicing

    throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

    Lecture & time off for

    washing - Some leave for home -

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.

    Very Cold

    Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

    Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

    afternoon gramophone concert in

    our hut -


  • January 28, 2018 23:11:00 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village to

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parade 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.

    Starting Bombing

    Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


    Heavy Bombardment by our 

    Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7 FRI.

    On Course - practicing

    throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

    Lecture & time off for

    washing - Some leave for home -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.

    Very Cold

    Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

    Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

    afternoon gramophone concert in

    our hut -


  • January 28, 2018 23:10:13 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village ot

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parage 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.

    Starting Bombing

    Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


    Heavy Bombardment by our 

    Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7 FRI.

    On Course - practicing

    throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

    Lecture & time off for

    washing - Some leave for home -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.

    Very Cold

    Breakfast 6.0 am - Company on 

    Fatigue - Bombing Course - 

    afternoon gramophone concert in

    our hut -


  • January 28, 2018 23:08:45 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village ot

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parage 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.

    Starting Bombing

    Course - 1 Live Bomb thrown


    Heavy Bombardment by our 

    Artillery 9 to 10 pm "awful row"


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7 FRI.

    On Course - practicing

    throwing - Company on Fatigue - 

    Lecture & time off for

    washing - Some leave for home -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 23:06:41 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village ot

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.

    C-O's Parage 11 o clock

    Ration Fatigue


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6 THUR.


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    7 FRI.


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 23:06:13 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village ot

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.

    6 mile march - arrived

    at Achieux 2.30 am slept in huts - Divisional canteen - 

    Left at 4.0 pm - arrived at

    the huts at Berthancourt 5.0 -


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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    6 THUR.


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    7 FRI.


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    8 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 23:04:53 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    APRIL 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 MON. 

    Guide from village ot

    trenches - Germans bombard

    us heavily - Relieved at

    night by South Wales Borderers

    Left Englebelar at 11.0 pm


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4 TUES.


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5 WED.


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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    6 THUR.


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    7 FRI.


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    8 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 23:03:15 Stella Watkin

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    APRIL 1916
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    3 MON. 


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    4 TUES.


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    5 WED.


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    APRIL 1916

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    6 THUR.


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    7 FRI.


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    8 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 23:02:36 Stella Watkin

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    APRIL 1916
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    3 MON. 


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    4 TUES.


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    5 WED.


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    APRIL 1916

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  • 50.059361||2.608612||

    Englebelmar, France

  • 50.072549||2.533227||

    Acheux-en-Amiénois, France

  • 49.558472||4.072979||

    Berthancourt, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Englebelmar, France
  • Additional document location Acheux-en-Amiénois, France
  • Additional document location Berthancourt, France


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17242 / 189142
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Contributor
Brian Verity
License
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April 3, 1916 – April 8, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front

  • South Wales Borderers



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